It finally snowed in Mathews, Virginia! This has been a particularly
snowy winter, but not in Mathews, where it’s been cold but no
snow other than flurries until this week.
My daughter Patty’s friend Mary Morgan took this picture of
my house Monday with her cell phone. In Mathews, even a couple
inches is a big deal.
In contrast, the flowers are blooming here in St. Petersburg,
Florida. I find beauty in all seasons, and I love the snow and
the flowers equally. I have to confess, though, that the warmer
winters in Florida suit me better than the freezing temperatures further
The flowers around my home in St. Petersburg, FL, are blooming.
Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, is happy to announce
that it had its first 20th Anniversary Monthly Mystery Winner!
For more information about the Museum’s 20th Anniversary Monthly
Mystery Winner Program, please refer to my February
11, 2009, newsletter.
The Museum’s first-ever 20th Anniversary Monthly Mystery Winner
(for February) is Helen Wise of Fort Defiance, Virginia. She’s
pictured above with the Museum’s Director Corrado Gabellieri,
receiving her $50 gift certificate to the Museum’s gift shop.
I’ve been staying busy during my annual winter
retreat to St. Petersburg. In addition to painting, I’ve
hosted a meeting of the Board of Directors of the P.
Buckley Moss Society as well as The
Moss Portfolio’s Dealers’ Meeting. I’ve
been the guest speaker at two Rotary Club meetings, along with Tim Finn,
owner of the Finn Gallery. I’ve also been taking lessons
on how to use the computer from Marlyn De Waard, the Society’s
Vice President-Publications. She’s the editor of the Society’s
quarterly newsletter The Sentinel.
Marlyn is just the kind of teacher I need. She really keeps
my nose to the grindstone and doesn’t let me quit.
Sunday night I enjoyed a Chris Botti concert with the
Boston Symphony Orchestra that was aired on public television.
Chris Botti is a famous trumpet player. Other featured artists
included singer Katharine McPhee, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and Sting.
I think my favorite was Lucia Micarelli, who played the viola with such
feeling. Her playing was lovely, and I was so jealous. How
I wish I could play like that! The concert was held at Symphony
Hall in Boston, and it was absolutely great, with a wonderful variety.
It was incredibly uplifting and made me feel so good.
As many of you know, I’m a fan and a supporter of public television.
Public television’s programming is fantastic and is geared toward
children’s education and the arts. Each year for almost
thirty years, I’ve created and donated a special print edition
to WVPT, Harrisonburg, Virginia’s,
public television station. The proceeds from the sale of the prints
(over $1 million) have helped the station provide culturally enriching
adult and children’s programming. Last year WVPT celebrated
its 40th anniversary and my 75th birthday together with a live broadcast
and airing of its documentary about my life and my art, P.
Buckley Moss: The Lady Behind the Brush.
Spring Awakening is this year’s special print for WVPT in
Harrisonburg, VA. For more information, please contact WVPT at
The Finn Gallery has lots of interesting visitors, and
I enjoy meeting them. Last week I met five delightful sisters
who live in Ohio and Pennsylvania. One of the sisters winters
in Florida, and the other four were down for a visit. They were
going back home this week and said they were dreading returning to the
snow and the cold. Have faith, ladies! Spring is just around
I so much enjoyed meeting these five sisters at the Finn Gallery
that I took them to my house and gave them a tour.
Another visitor to the Finn Gallery was a man whose partner I met
on a plane over twenty years ago. He was an ophthalmologist, and
we had a wonderful talk during our flight. I ended up donating
a piece of my art to help raise money for vision needs. It’s
truly a small world. As we talked in the gallery, the memory of
the plane ride and the ophthalmologist came flooding back to me.
I admired his ponytail!
I’m very much looking forward to my show with the
Finn Gallery. It will be held March 13-15, and Tim and I will
be releasing a new giclée edition during the show. The
original painting for this edition has hung in my living room in St.
Petersburg, and I took it down to be printed for Tim’s show.
High Tide will be available as both a giclée on paper and
a giclée on canvas in a variety of sizes and priced from $100
to $2,500. For more information, please contact Tim Finn at 727-894-2899.
This week I’m off to Leesburg, Virginia, for
a show with my good friends at Medlin Art, Ltd. Gallery owner
Shirley Medlin and I will release a new giclée on paper titled
This giclée on paper, titled Loudoun Countryside,
will be released during my show at Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, VA,
March 6-7. It will retail at $85.00. For more information,
please contact the gallery at 703-771-8696.